Here’s What’s Happening at St. Peter’s



Holy Day of Obligation
Wednesday, May 4:
7:30 PM

Thursday, May 5:
8:00 and 11:30 AM



MOMs Group
Spring Clothing Swap

Friday, May 13
Saturday, May 14

It’s that time again! As you switch out the winter clothes for summer ones, please take some time to weed out those gently used clothes you no longer need.

We will be collecting gently worn maternity and children’s clothing in the parish center on Friday, May 13th from 3pm-7pm.

On Saturday, May 14th come to the Parish Center and “shop” for free from 9am-1230pm.

You do not need to donate any clothes in order to shop. Please feel free to contact Megan Tankard for any questions at


Not Too Late for
Family Promise Raffle


There is still time to purchase a Super 50/50 Raffle ticket for Family Promise’s raffle which will take place on June 9, 2016.  Each ticket is $100.00 and only 800 will be sold.

Grand Prize:
25% of the proceeds (up to $20,000)

Second Prize:
10% of the proceeds (up to $8,000)

15 Third Prizes: 
1% of proceeds (up to $800 each)

You may purchase a ticket by calling the Family Promise office at 201-833-8009 or you may download the Raffle Order Form at and mail it with your check or payment information  to Family Promise.

St. Peter’s sold over 63 raffle tickets last weekend and collected more than $200.00 in donations—St. Peter’s will receive a raffle ticket for each $100 collected in donations.



First Holy Communion
Mass Schedule

Sixty-nine of our parish children will be celebrating the Sacrament of Eucharist for the first time at the following Masses:

Sun., April 24:  11:00 and 12:30
Sat., April 30:   5:30
Sun., May 1:  9:30, 11:00 and 12:30
Sun., May 8:  11:00 and 12:30

We ask you to help us welcome these children to the table of the Lord.


Statue of Mary

Praying with Mary (Cover Letter)

Two statues are available every week through the end of 2016.  Pick up a statue at the rectory on Sunday (between 9:00 and 12:00) to pray with Mary throughout the week, and return it the following Sunday.



baby shower

Respect Life Mother’s Day
Baby Shower

Respect Life Mother’s Day Baby Shower
May 7th and 8th

At all masses of May 7th and 8th, the Respect Life Committee will be sponsoring the parish’s annual “Baby Shower” for expectant mothers in crisis pregnancies.  We will be collecting diapers, baby clothing, maternity clothing, blankets, and monetary donations. Please bring only new items and make any checks payable to “St. Peter The Apostle Parish.” 

All items and monies will be donated to local crisis pregnancy centers.  These centers offer invaluable counseling services and resources to expectant mothers in need. Every year, our parish is able to make a tremendous contribution to these young families.   Please note that diapers (any sizes) are ALWAYS in need and monetary contributions will go a long way in helping those in need.

For more information, or if you have any questions about what items to bring, please feel free to contact Maria Brockmeier at 201-225-0858.  Thanks in advance for your extraordinary generosity this year!


St. Martin’s Kitchen
Help Needed

Saturday, May 14th

All who wish to participate are invited to join us. We will assemble in the parking lot at 9:30 a.m. and return to River Edge by 2:30 p.m.  In order to ensure that we will have enough volunteers, we would ask that all who intend to go call Ed Bowen at 201-599-3112. Your generous response is appreciated.



CRS / Fair Trade Sale
Coffee, Tea and Chocolate

CRS/Fair Trade Sale of Coffee,
Tea and Chocolate will be held
the weekend of May 14/15
after all Masses in the Slipe Center.


Rosary Society Annual
Communion Breakfast

Annual Communion Breakfast
Sunday, May 22nd

The speaker for our Annual Communion Breakfast will be our own Sr. Kathy Mirenda. Sr. Kathy is celebrating her Golden Jubilee and will share stories of her beautiful and blessed ministry.

Please plan on joining us on May 22nd after the 8:00 a.m. mass.  Breakfast will once again be at the Maywood Inn Twin Door Tavern. Cost is $20.00.  Drop off your checks to the rectory marked “Rosary Communion Breakfast” by May 15th.


Fr. Andrew Jung’s
First St. Peter’s Mass

Save the Date!
Sunday, May 29 at 11:00 AM
Fr. Andrew Jung’s First St. Peter’s Mass

Deacon Andrew, who has spent the last year with us, will be ordained on Saturday, May 28th at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark.  Join us as we celebrate his Ordination on Sunday, followed by a reception immediately after the Mass in the gym for Fr. Andrew.  All are invited!

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Mass Schedule

On the Lord’s Day
5:30 PM

8:00, 9:30 and11:00 AM, 12:30 PM

A Senior Citizen Bus
runs for the 11:00 AM Mass

Monday to Friday:
8:00 and 11:30 AM

Saturday Morning:
9:00 AM

Holy Days of Obligation
7:30 PM Vigil (evening before)
8:00 and 11:30 AM
on Holy Day

Sacrament of

11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon


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St. Peter's Youth Ministry

Sunday, April 3rd:  Open Youth Group Meeting; Cotillion & Journey Registration/Money Due

Sunday, April 10th:  Youth Group Meeting: Discussion on LGBT Issues

Friday, April 15th 7pm – 11pm: Cotillion Ball (Permission Slips due 4/3)

Sunday, April 24th: Youth Group Meeting: Pajama Movie Night! Showing “Pay It Forward”

Saturday April 30th – Sunday, May 1st: Journey Retreat! (Registration Due 4/3)

July 17 – July 23: Mission Trip 2016!

St. Peter's Singles Support Group

St. Peter’s Support Group for Separated, Divorced, Single and Widowed Adults
1st and 3rd Thursdays / month
7:30 PM – School Meeting Room

All are welcome!

St. Peter's MOMS Group

MOMS Group
Weekly on Thursdays
10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
Casazza Center (in the Rectory)

All are welcome!

Outside St. Peter’s

July: Catholic Ireland Pilgrimage

Join a 10 Day Catholic Pilgrimage in Ireland
Led By Deacon Joe from Our Lady Queen of Peace, Maywood
July 2-12, 2016 (11 DAYS / 9 NIGHTS)

It will be run by Perillo Tours. Here are the highlights. It is an easy trip for people who have difficulty walking!! Mass every day with visits to: Waterford, Rock of Cashel, Blarney Castle, Ring of Kerry, Killarney, Clare & the Burren, Ennis, Knock Shrine, Westport, Ballinger Abbey, Dublin and much much more! Full Irish breakfast every day and dinner with wine or beer every evening. Medieval Banquet also a Farewell Dinner& Show in a Famous Dublin Music Pub. Flying Aer Lingus from JFK all included in the price. If you are interested contact Dcn. Joe at: or Church: 201-845-9566 ext.119 Home:  201-791-6180 for further details.

Eucharistic Ministers/Pastoral Visitors

The Pastoral Care Department of Hackensack University Medical Center is in great need of Eucharistic Ministers/Pastoral Visitors to bring Holy Communion and visit our patients.

If you feel called to this wonderful ministry, to bring Jesus and your own presence into the rooms of the sick, please contact:

Rev. David Armstrong
Director, Pastoral Care
Hackensack University Medical Center
30 Prospect Avenue
Hackensack, NJ 07601


Life Source Hospice Seeks Volunteers

Life Source Hospice is seeking volunteers to be part of our elderly patients’ end-of-life care.  Volunteers serve as friendly bedside visitors to patients throughout Bergen County and provide them with much appreciated companionship by sitting, listening and praying with them. Volunteers also provide support to family members.
Volunteers determine their own schedules and can visit on evenings and weekends.  Most volunteers donate 2 hours a week of their time for a minimum of one year. Volunteers receive ongoing hospice training and support by experienced hospice professionals.
For more information, please contact Life Source Hospice at #201-967-4313 or

Help for New Moms Needed

Birthright of Bergen County, a crisis pregnancy center dedicated to encouraging and helping women choose life for their babies, is in need of volunteers to share their time and love for God’s miracle of life. Birthright provides community resources, clothes, diapers and financial help to women. Volunteers are needed in the office at 19 W Pleasant Ave, Maywood to greet, help and support mothers-to-be that come in or call in. If you have time and would like to volunteer, please call Mary Pat or Barbara at 201-845-4646.

Catholic Chaplaincy Volunteers Needed

The Catholic Chaplaincy at Bergen Regional Medical Center, Paramus, needs volunteers to: transport long-term residents to and from hospital Masses, to be friendly visitors to those confined to bed or wheelchairs, and to set up and take down altar items for hospital Masses on Saturdays (3:30 PM) and Sundays (11:15 AM). If you are 18 years of age or older and wish to volunteer, please contact Fr. Edito Gamallo at 201-414-0522 or Fr. John Quill at 201-421-0009 for more information. God will reward you for your kindness.

St. Peter Academy News

Adopt a Student Fund

Give the Gift of a Catholic Education

A Catholic education is a powerful tool for any child’s future, but for some children it is not financially within reach of their family. This is where the parishioners of St. Peter’s Church can give the opportunity of Catholic schooling to a child at St. Peter Academy by making a donation to our school’s Adopt-a-Student Fund. Any donation, big or small, can make a tremendous difference in a child’s life. Please make checks out to St. Peter Academy – Adopt a Student Fund and mail to the school at 431 Fifth Avenue, River Edge, NJ 07661.


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